"NECTON, commonly called Neeton, is a parish and scattered village, on the Dereham road, 4 miles E. of Swaffham, containing 996 inhabitants, and about 3316 acres of land, mostly belonging to Wm. Mason, Esq., of Necton Hall, the lord of the manors called Sparham Hall, Cocket's, alias Corbet's, and Churchman's, formerly held by the De Toneys, Nevilles, Bedingfelds, Eyres, Colliers, &c. The CHURCH (All Saints) is a beautiful edifice, with a square tower and six bells. The roof of the nave is of oak, curiously wrought, and embellished with paintings, and supported by angels with expanded wings, below which stand the twelve apostles carved in oak, painted and gilt. On the north side of the nave are other figures of apostles, &c., with the effigy of our Saviour in the centre. On the floor are several black marble slabs, with brasses and inscriptions to the Goodwyn, Wynston, Mason, and other families. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8.6s.8d., is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John Preston Reynolds, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
Necton is also known as Neeton and Neighton.
- Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
- All Saints' Church, Necton: Memorial Inscriptions, with plan of church and churchyard, and index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
- Parish Registers
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Rectors and Vicars
- 16th-19th centuries.
- Payments for Marriages and Funerals
- Table of Fees.
- Birch, Charles George Roberts
- On certain brasses at Necton and Great Cressingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.12, 1895]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Necton Archives
- Church, list of rectors, pictures, school, etc.
- Bull, Marion
- Sketches of Necton.
[Shipdham Press, 2005]
- Nichols, Mary
- Mother of Necton, a century of Norfolk life.
(Village life in 19th and 20th centuries; Eliza Ong, village nurse and midwife)
[ISBN 1859832172, Breedon, 2000]
- Necton Tower Mill
- Description, history and pictures.
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1864: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Necton to another place.
Necton is in South Greenhoe hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Necton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Carthew, George Alfred
- A history, topographical, archaeological, genealogical, and biographical, of the parishes of West and East Bradenham, with those of Necton and Holme Hale, in the county of Norfolk, from the Public Records, Court Rolls, Wills, Parish Registers, and private sources.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1883]
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
- Modern and Historical Maps
- Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF879096 (Lat/Lon: 52.651812, 0.776765), Necton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Roll of Honour
- World Wars 1 and 2.
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.
- 1901 Census
- "Including Ivy Todd."